Behind the Scenes with the Mountain Gardeners Q&A – Caring for Snow Covered Plants

Propagation of a Carnation

For ordinary greenhouse cultivation, the plants are generally started from cuttings as early as November or December, although with a favorable summer for their growth, strong plants can be obtained by the last of August from cuttings struck as late as March. If desired for summer blooming, they should be struck as early as October, and if flowers are desired in the early fall, the making of the cuttings should not be delayed after November. Another reason for making the cuttings so early is that at that time the plants are strong and vigorous, while later on they will be weakened by flower production, and by the forcing process to which they are subjected during the winter.

Four Easy Steps to Successful Gardening

Whether these four steps are done simply or in a complicated procedure, it is totally up to the gardener. Very large gardens with numerous plots all growing something different and tiny gardens that only harvest simple cuts of plants, both require the same steps for the gardener to follow.

Mole Damage Occurs in Two Forms

But by arming yourself with the proper information and techniques, you can control moles in your yard too!

Moles! Those Stinking Moles!

Are you at your wits end wondering what to do? Do you just want to pack up the house and leave the yard behind? Or are you searching the internet looking for a dynamite dealer near you?

Those Moles Will Drive You Nuts!

There are all sorts of home remedies people try. Running the hose and hoping to drown it. Sticking bubble gum down the holes. Using smoke bombs and some have even poured gasoline on their lawn! None of these techniques is recommended!

7 Powerful Reasons To Eat Tomatoes

Did you know that tomatoes are more than just yummy things to eat? They are a great source of vitamins and can actually help to guard against cancer. Find out more.

Using Fungicides On Tomatoes

There are two key types of fungicides used on tomatoes. One for leaf spotting diseases and the other for bacterial diseases. The “active” in the fungicides is usually the same throughout the world, regardless of the product name.

Simple Children’s Garden

What better way to encourage your kids to eat vegetables than to plant a vegetable garden? Children will learn about where their food comes from, how seeds sprout, and how plants grow. They will do some work planting, weeding and harvesting and a lot of healthy playing. They will get a little dirty, and that’s all to the good.

Family Outdoor Living Area

Just as the house is planned for use and enjoyment by the family and friends, so the development of the backyard should provide equal opportunity for family satisfaction.

What Garden Plants Bloom Every Year?

Various plants have their own individual life span. Plants that live for one growing season or just one year, are called annuals. On the other hand, plants that grow and bloom again, year after year, are called perennials. Each type of plant can thrive as long as you meet its simple requirements.

Easy Greenhouse Kits: A Gardener’s Paradise

Trying to decide on a greenhouse? It doesn’t have to be the biggest or the most complicated greenhouse kit ever designed. There are easy greenhouse kits that are simple to construct and are a gardener’s paradise.

Maintenance of Your Outdoor Furniture

There is nothing more appealing for your home that outdoor furniture, even though exposure to the always-changing climate may deteriorate it faster than any other furniture.

Ground Cover Junipers-The Green Mound Juniper-Juniperus Procumbens Nana

The Green Mound Juniper is an exciting and versatile ground cover juniper despite the rather uninspiring name by which it is known (in North America at least). The term “Green Mound Juniper” does describe the plant in a basic way, but gives nothing away about its twisting wiry branches and neat silvery-green foliage.

Which Weed Killer Should You Use?

Nearly everyone who owns a house and has a yard wants a lush green lawn that’s the envy of the neighborhood. There are of course those few out there who don’t care much about their yard but for those of us who want that nice yard finding a weed killer that works is a definite must.

Gardening-What Are the Benefits?

Gardening is one of the simplest and most fruitful, pun intended, hobbies in the country. Even those in the urban areas are rapidly discovering the wonders of this activity. So although they don’t have the garden patch on their backyard that they can show off, they make one several feet above the ground in their condominium units and apartment buildings.

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